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The patchwork planning of a welfare landscape: reappraising the role of leisure planning in the Swedish welfare state

Pries, Johan and Qviström, Mattias (2021). The patchwork planning of a welfare landscape: reappraising the role of leisure planning in the Swedish welfare state. Planning Perspectives. 36 , 923-948
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Abstract

The public memory of the social democratic welfare state in Sweden often emphasizes housing, but in fact post-war planning was far more diverse. One asset which postwar planning developed over time was a landscape that materialized a range of different concerns over welfare. Even today, the impressive investments in recreational facilities and green spaces made during the high point of welfarist planning in Sweden still provides the backbone of Sweden's recreational infrastructure and areas for outdoor leisure and play. This paper highlights 'leisure planning' as a forgotten aspect of the postwar decades, and argues that the relationship between urban planning and leisure planning speaks to the patchwork character of the welfare landscape and explains why it remains elusive or even invisible in the current debate. We illustrate the making of welfare landscapes by analyzing developments in Upplands Vasby municipality, focusing on the complex interplay between leisure planning and urban planning from the 1950s to the 1980s.

Authors/Creators:Pries, Johan and Qviström, Mattias
Title:The patchwork planning of a welfare landscape: reappraising the role of leisure planning in the Swedish welfare state
Series Name/Journal:Planning Perspectives
Year of publishing :2021
Volume:36
Page range:923-948
Number of Pages:26
Publisher:ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR AND FRANCIS LTD
ISSN:0266-5433
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 6 Humanities > 601 History and Archaeology > History
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Landscape Architecture
Keywords:The welfare state, social planning, leisure planning, urban planning, landscape planning, landscape, public space, green space, Sweden, social democracy
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-110524
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-110524
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Type of IDID
DOI10.1080/02665433.2020.1867884
Web of Science (WoS)000610168500001
ID Code:25944
Faculty:LTV - Fakulteten för landskapsarkitektur, trädgårds- och växtproduktionsvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:25 Oct 2021 08:45
Metadata Last Modified:25 Oct 2021 08:51

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